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Excursion title:

Blackford Hill

Date & time:

Wed 16 September 2020 2pm

Finish time:



Richard Smith EGS

Excursion aims and description:

Examine the Geology of Blackford Hill and Hermitage of Braid

Meeting point:

Entrance on Charterhall Road to Blackford Pond

First locality:

Blackford Pond, east end NT255 709

Excursion route:

As in the Lothian and Borders GeoConservation Blackford Hill leaflet: to the Hermitage of Braid & up Blackford Hill and back down to the pond.

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

Generally on paths but some rough rocky and muddy patches; distance up to 3 km and 100 m height gain.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:


Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above:


Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed?


May dogs be brought on the excursion?

Yes (lots of dog walkers on route).

Toilet information:

None available

Geological map sheet:

BGS 1:50k Edinburgh 32E

OS map sheet:

1:50k Edinburgh 66


Lothian and Borders GeoConservation Blackford Hill leaflet